CAMTalks: Exhibition Series - The Formation of Folly Cove: Coming Together at the Seams
Date and Time
Saturday Jan 14, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant St
Gloucester, MA 01930
Free for CAM Members, $10 for non-members
Registration required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camtalks-the-formation-of-folly-cove-coming-together-at-the-seams-tickets-483862855827
The neighborhood of Folly Cove is perhaps best known today for the namesake group of printmakers who flourished there during the mid-20th century. Printing bold patterns on fabric, these Folly Cove Designers left an indelible mark on the history of printmaking and design in America. But the neighborhood’s relationship to the arts goes much deeper than just this group.
Join Leon Doucette, CAM Assistant Curator, for a deep dive into the neighborhood’s artistic growth, and the disparate threads that comprise the warp and weft of Folly Cove’s story. The presentation will explore the unexpected role the neighborhood of Magnolia played in bringing a catalytic artist to Folly Cove, and how granite workers (rather than granite) lured in sculptors from across the country. These unexpected threads provide a fresh perspective on the beloved neighborhood’s past, and recontextualize the backdrop against which the Folly Cove Designers blossomed.